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Year 8 Immunisation Program 2017

May 3

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YEAR 8 IMMUNISATIONS – 2017

 

Your child would have received an Immunisation Information Pack containing an envelope to put immunisation records in, a letter of information and a return form/consent card which needs to be returned to school (through your child’s’ Home Group teacher) preferably by Tuesday the 21st of February (week 4, term 1).

Student in Year 8 are offered free vaccines to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, chicken pox and the human papillomavirus (HPV – Gardasil vaccine).

 

The District Nurses will be visiting Hallett Cove School on Monday the 6th of March (Week 6, Term 1) to administer the first round of free vaccinations to Year 8 students (HPV 1st dose & Varicella (chicken pox)).

 

Round #2 will be held on Wednesday the 17th of May (Week 3, Term 2). (HPV dose 2 and dTpa (diphtheria, tetanus & whooping cough))

 

Round #3 will be held on Tuesday the 24th of October (Week 2, Term 4). (HPV dose 3)

 

Students must have returned the appropriate consent card to receive the vaccinations. If you do not wish for your child to receive the vaccination(s), you must still return the consent card but you must indicate that you do not wish for your child to be vaccinated.

 

If your child has not yet received the Immunisation Information Pack you need to get in touch with your child’s Home Group Teacher or Stuart Kenny at the school on 8392 1020.

 

 

If your child misses any round of vaccinations, you will receive a letter from the service provider and are able to catch up through your local GP or you could visit the catch up clinic (information provided on the service provider letter).

 

Any questions regarding vaccinations, please feel free to get in contact with Sarah Pappin at Pop-Up Medics on 0434 628 990 or myself on the school number listed.

 

 

Stuart Kenny

Assistant Principal

Year 8 Level Manager & School Promotions

Hallett Cove School

Ph: 8392 1020

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